The final season of “Empire” will be bring us more of one particular member of the extended Lyon family.Vivica A. Fox will return as Candace Mason, the older sister of Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson), and she’s been promoted to series regular. The news was announced during a TCA event, as Deadline reports. There, Fox highlighted how the show has “tackled taboo subjects,” and shared what she’s looking forward in Season 6.
“Now that I have been made a series regular, I want to find out more about my son and what’s going on,” she said of her storyline involving onscreen son Franklin (Damon J. Gillespie) and issues of mental health and domestic violence.
Fox was originally cast as Candace in 2015 and has appeared in several episodes since Season 2, including multiple in Season 5. She now becomes a series regular at a time when the show is down one major character. That means she’ll return to Chicago this month to start shooting new scenes.
“Empire” Season 6 premieres Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.
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